Interfaces and functions
From the very beginning, we have designed our testers to include everything that a service technician needs on-site in a single, compact and lightweight device – from extensive test functions and interfaces to a convenient display all the way through to an integrated handset. In the case of the ARGUS 163 combination tester that means test functions for VDSL2 (incl. Super Vectoring), ADSL, GPON, Gigabit Ethernet, ISDN (BRI S/T, BRI U, PRI) as well as POTS. A VoIP test, which is started by pressing a softkey, delivers results in seconds, evaluates these – e.g. in accordance with the MOS procedure – and presents this information on the display. The ARGUS 166 represents an organic extension of this philosophy: its broad range of features can be quickly and easily extended with additional functions simply by downloading a firmware update or entering a license key. Here again, all of the desired routines are directly available in the very same device.
To meet this goal, our testers offer a wide and yet practical range of functions, combined in a handy device. All of the interfaces supported by an ARGUS tester are immediately ready for use on-site. To save the time involved in swapping modules, we have purposely designed our testers as complete solutions that do not use exchangeable modules.
The simple operation of our devices is of major importance. This goal has been met by features such as numerous automatic interrogations, intuitive menu structures, ergonomic design and the low weight of the tester itself. Another exceptionally helpful feature is that our ARGUS handheld testers record all parameters measured in reports, which simplify documentation processes and can be used as evidence of the cause of the fault. All of our testers can be directly connected to a PC or notebook to conveniently view and analyze the measurement results as well as to easily store larger quantities of data.